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By Reid Hanley and Reid Hanley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 19, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Adjusting on the fly yesterday because of injury and foul trouble, Southern Illinois found a way into the Sweet 16. The No. 4-seeded Salukis earned their third trip into the final 16 of the NCAA tournament with a 63-48 victory over Virginia Tech in the second round of the West Regional at the Nationwide Center. With starting forward Matt Shaw sidelined with an ankle sprain, three starters with three fouls and a fourth with four, Southern Illinois (29-6) still found a way to defeat the fifth-seeded Hokies (22-12)
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | March 24, 2007
Site -- San Jose, Calif. Time, TV -- 7:05 p.m., chs. 13, 9 Records -- Kansas 33-4, UCLA 29-5 Line -- Kansas by 2 How they got here -- Kansas def. No. 16 Niagara, 107-67; No. 8 Kentucky, 88-76; and No. 4 Southern Illinois, 61-58; UCLA def. No. 15 Weber State, 70-42; No. 7 Indiana, 54-49; and No. 3 Pittsburgh, 64-55 The buzz -- Kansas was held to its second-lowest point total of the season Thursday, but still prevailed. UCLA, meanwhile, was involved in its sixth consecutive game in which it didn't score more than 70 points.
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By Terry Bannon and Terry Bannon,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 23, 2007
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- All second half, Jamaal Tatum had carried Southern Illinois on his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. After a cold first half, he had kept the Salukis in the game in the second period with 17 points. Then, with just 10 seconds left, he got the shot he wanted and the Salukis needed to tie the game - an open three-pointer. He missed it, and a magical season for Southern Illinois was over with a 61-58 loss to top-seeded Kansas in the West Regional semifinals last night. "The last shot I took, I practiced ... late at night, early in the morning, between classes," Tatum said.
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By Terry Bannon and Terry Bannon,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 23, 2007
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- All second half, Jamaal Tatum had carried Southern Illinois on his 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame. After a cold first half, he had kept the Salukis in the game in the second period with 17 points. Then, with just 10 seconds left, he got the shot he wanted and the Salukis needed to tie the game - an open three-pointer. He missed it, and a magical season for Southern Illinois was over with a 61-58 loss to top-seeded Kansas in the West Regional semifinals last night. "The last shot I took, I practiced ... late at night, early in the morning, between classes," Tatum said.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 20, 2004
Saint Joseph's and Gonzaga have attracted a great deal of attention this season being among the nation's top ranked teams, but there's another mid-major conference school that could make its share of noise in next month's NCAA tournament. At 21-2, including 15-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference, Southern Illinois is one of the country's big surprises. The Salukis were picked to finish fifth in the conference after losing their coach and their two leading scorers. "Everybody had a chip on our shoulders," said junior guard Darren Brooks, the team's leading scorer this season.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2002
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - More than 30,000 will enter the Carrier Dome for Sweet 16 night in the East Regional. They'll see No. 1 seed Maryland, seven-time champion Kentucky and 1999 titlist Connecticut. Then there's Southern Illinois. "People are going to think, what the hell are they doing here?" said Salukis center Rolan Roberts. The same question was asked of Roberts when he showed up in Carbondale, Ill., in September 2000. He had spent the previous three seasons as a good player on some bad Virginia Tech teams, but his Hokies career ended after a campus judiciary board found him responsible of assault and sexual misconduct.
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By Paul McMullen | March 22, 2002
No. 2 Connecticut (26-6) vs. No. 12 S. Illinois (28-7) Site: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Time: 7:38 tonight Conference records: Connecticut went 13-3 in the Big East and beat Pittsburgh in the conference tournament final. Southern Illinois shared the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title at 14-4 with Creighton, which beat the Salukis in the MVC tournament title game. Coaches: Jim Calhoun is 375-148 in 16 seasons at Connecticut, 625-258 in 30 seasons overall. Bruce Weber is 74-48 in four seasons at Southern Illinois.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | July 19, 2002
Dr. Elroy Young, one of the first African-American orthopedic surgeons in Maryland, died of cancer Tuesday at his Forest Park home. He was 79. Born in Olmstead, Ill., he briefly attended Illinois State University in Normal before entering the U.S. Medical Corps in World War II and serving in France. He used the GI Bill to return to school, earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1946 and a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1951.
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March 22, 2002
EAST At Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Maryland (28-4) vs. Kentucky (22-9) Time: 10:03 p.m., chs. 13, 9 Line: Maryland by 6 Southern Illinois (28-7) vs. Connecticut (26-6) Time: 7:38 p.m., chs. 13, 9 Line: Connecticut by 5 MIDWEST At Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. Oregon (25-8) vs. Texas (22-11) Time: 7:55 p.m. Line: Oregon by 3 1/2 Kansas (31-3) vs. Illinois (26-8) Time: 10:20 p.m. Line: Kansas by 5
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March 18, 1994
TODAY'S GAMESat Sacramento, Calif.7. Virginia (17-12) vs. 10. New Mexico (23-7), 2:50 p.m. (chs. 11, 9) 2. Arizona (25-5) vs. 15. Loyola, Md. (17-12), 5:20 p.m. approx. (Ch. 11) 3. Louisville (26-5) vs. 14. Boise State (17-12), 8:13 p.m. 6. Minnesota (20-11) vs. 11. Southern Illinois (23-6), 10:43 p.m. approx.Outlook: Virginia thrives on defense, holding opponents to 39.4 percent shooting, but the Cavaliers shoot just 39.0 percent themselves. The top players for New Mexico are G Greg Brown (19.9 ppg)
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By Reid Hanley and Reid Hanley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 19, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Adjusting on the fly yesterday because of injury and foul trouble, Southern Illinois found a way into the Sweet 16. The No. 4-seeded Salukis earned their third trip into the final 16 of the NCAA tournament with a 63-48 victory over Virginia Tech in the second round of the West Regional at the Nationwide Center. With starting forward Matt Shaw sidelined with an ankle sprain, three starters with three fouls and a fourth with four, Southern Illinois (29-6) still found a way to defeat the fifth-seeded Hokies (22-12)
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN REPORTER | February 7, 2007
Only the bravest will attempt to swing a golf club. Unless you're desperate enough to watch the Pro Bowl, football is finally, blessedly, over. That means it's an ideal weekend to get a primer on players and teams that could put the Madness in March. Saturday's viewing options are plenty, starting with No. 11 Marquette at No. 22 Georgetown, noon on ESPN. At halftime, turn the remote to CBS, where No. 2 UCLA and West Virginia tip off at 1 p.m. in Morgantown. At 3:30, ABC has No. 9 Kansas at Missouri.
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October 10, 2006
For The Record Moves Baseball BREWERS -- Signed P Corey Thurman and P Joe Valentine to minor league contracts. DIAMONDBACKS -- Named Tom Harris executive VP and CFO and Tom Garfinkel executive VP of business operations. REDS -- Announced that OF Andy Abad, P Sun-Woo Kim, P Joe Mays, P Chris Michalak, C Dane Sardinha and OF Dewayne Wise have been declared free agents. TWINS -- Activated OF Shannon Stewart from 60-day DL. Sent P Dave Gassner, P Justin Jones and IF Terry Tiffee outright to Triple-A Rochester.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
There are 16 days until Selection Sunday, and only eight until the first conference tournament championship games. Adding to the yammering about at-large candidates, the bubble, bad losses and good wins that are making you dizzy, here's a couch potato's guide to the ramifications of assorted matchups on the last full weekend of the regular season in college basketball. If no television network is noted, you'll have to get off your butt, start up the car and buy a ticket. Harvard at Penn, tonight, 7: With no conference tournament, the Ivy League is the last place in Division I where the regular season is paramount.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | January 13, 2006
The Missouri Valley Conference has five teams among the top 40 in Ken Pomeroy's online replica of the Rating Percentage Index. The Atlantic Coast Conference has four. Want to bet which one gets more teams in the NCAA tournament? The 10-team MVC won't make an appearance on ESPN or ESPN2 this month, but at least the NCAA pays attention. Last year the Missouri Valley had three NCAA teams in Creighton, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois, and it's making a serious push for more this March.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 24, 2005
AUSTIN, Texas - Tired of outrageous gasoline prices? Maybe you'd be interested in a car that uses about as much electricity as a hair dryer, makes less noise than a bicycle and gets the equivalent of 2,500 miles per gallon. There are a few trade-offs, however. There's no air conditioning, radio or power-window option - in fact, there are no windows at all. The driver's seat not only has no leather, but it also has no padding or upholstery. And if it's cloudy or dark, well, forget about traveling very far. But if the sun is shining, this car can go 65 mph or faster, pretty much forever.
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By Robyn Norwood and Robyn Norwood,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 19, 2004
SEATTLE - Coach Mark Gottfried and the Alabama Crimson Tide got their "upset." Alabama survived a comeback by Southern Illinois, 65-64, when Darren Brooks missed a 17-foot jumper at the buzzer in a first-round NCAA tournament game yesterday at KeyArena. Alabama's Antoine Pettway had given the Tide the lead with only five seconds left on a runner in the lane - and that shot came only eight seconds after the Salukis' Brooks drove for a go-ahead basket with 13 seconds left. Alabama (18-12)
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By Andrei Codrescu | November 19, 1996
I HAD A GIG at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, a place I knew nothing about, so I put out some feelers and came up with this, by e-mail, from a friend: ''Carbondale, Illinois, is known as the belly-dancer capital of the world.''Now, I know about this ''capital of the world,'' fetish: I used to live at one time between the garlic and the artichoke capitals of the world. You can imagine how proud we looked and smelled. So when Professor Rick Williams picked me up at the minuscule airport in Marion, I naturally asked about these belly dancers.
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By David Steele | April 4, 2005
ST. LOUIS -- In another 15 years, Bruce Weber may be in the same frame of mind Roy Williams is in right now. The Illinois coach might have a dozen quips, barbs and anecdotes at the ready to answer the familiar refrain of questions about whether this Final Four trip, at long last, will result in his cutting down the nets instead of his frowning through a post-game interview in the losing locker room. One day, that frowning coach might be Weber. That is, unless Weber's Illini beat Williams' North Carolina team tonight.
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By Neil Best and Neil Best,NEWSDAY | March 19, 2005
OKLAHOMA CITY - It hardly seemed fair. In the stands, the seats were 90 percent full of screaming, orange-clad Oklahoma State fans. On the Cowboys bench sat Eddie Sutton and his 26 NCAA tournaments' worth of coaching experience. On the court were Oklahoma State's four senior starters, who last year made it to the Final Four. Under the circumstances, it seemed No. 15 seed Southeastern Louisiana had little chance in yesterday's first-round Chicago Regional game at the Ford Center. But the Lions made a game of it, trailing by three with 7:05 remaining and by four with 4:07 left.
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